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January 9, 2013

Iraq
Difficult Times Ahead for Iraq

The government of Nouri al-Maliki faces a number of challenges in the coming year, including strong opposition from Sunnis, Kurds, and fellow Shiites, says CFR’s Meghan O’Sullivan.

July 7, 2010

Sanctions
The Limits of New Iran Sanctions

The latest round of UN and U.S. sanctions on Iran are unlikely to push Iran to negotiations, says sanctions expert Meghan O’Sullivan, which means the U.S. and its allies will need to look at options …

March 29, 2010

Iraq
After the Elections: Iraq’s Uncertain Future

The close, completed counts in Iraq’s elections mean that it will take months of coalition-building, and Sunni-Shiite political tensions, before it’s clear who will head the new government, says CFR …

July 14, 2010

Afghanistan
Obama’s Foreign Policy Performance

Although the Obama administration’s dealings with Moscow and Beijing have been handled adroitly, its management of the war in Afghanistan and threats in the Middle East have been less successful, say…

January 18, 2007

Iraq
Cordesman: ’Victory’ in Iraq Possible But Not Probable

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading strategic analyst of the Iraqi war, says the Bush administration’s latest strategy on Iraq makes victory there “possible” but “the problem is it also isn’t probable.”

September 5, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Cordesman: Civil War Can Break Out Anytime In Iraq

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says the next two years may be decisive in finding out whether a civil war breaks out in that country, necessitating a U.S. pullout, or whethe…

June 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Cordesman: Report to Congress on Iraq War Borders on ’Deception’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says that the Defense Department’s latest report to Congress on the status of the Iraq war borders on "deception" by painting an overly upbeat…

March 22, 2006

Iraq
Cordesman: After Three Years of War, Results are Disastrous

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on the Middle East and intelligence matters, says three years after the invasion of Iraq, the United States has left a destructive legacy. Cordesman, of the Cen…

December 15, 2005

Elections and Voting
Cordesman: Iraqi Election Results Uncertain for Months

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on political and military affairs in Iraq, says it may take several months to evaluate the results of the elections for the National Assembly just held in Iraq…

October 4, 2005

Iraq
Cordesman: No Compromise Possible With Zarqawi, Other Extremist Insurgency Leaders

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on political and military affairs in Iraq, says there are probably between 20,000 and 30,000 insurgents in Iraq, and about 10 percent to 12 percent are foreigne…